The Call of Abram

12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household(A) to the land(B) I will show you.(C)

“I will make you into a great nation,(D)
    and I will bless you;(E)
I will make your name great,
    and you will be a blessing.[a](F)
I will bless those who bless you,
    and whoever curses you I will curse;(G)
and all peoples on earth
    will be blessed through you.(H)[b]

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  1. Genesis 12:2 Or be seen as blessed
  2. Genesis 12:3 Or earth / will use your name in blessings (see 48:20)

and, moreover, that the Gentiles(A) might glorify God(B) for his mercy. As it is written:

“Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles;
    I will sing the praises of your name.”[a](C)

10 Again, it says,

“Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.”[b](D)

11 And again,

“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles;
    let all the peoples extol him.”[c](E)

12 And again, Isaiah says,

“The Root of Jesse(F) will spring up,
    one who will arise to rule over the nations;
    in him the Gentiles will hope.”[d](G)

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  1. Romans 15:9 2 Samuel 22:50; Psalm 18:49
  2. Romans 15:10 Deut. 32:43
  3. Romans 15:11 Psalm 117:1
  4. Romans 15:12 Isaiah 11:10 (see Septuagint)

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